Archive - 2014
Shirley M. Stearns
BURRILLVILLE - Shirley M. Stearns, 94, resident of Glendale, RI, passed away September 12, 2014 at the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag, RI.
She was the loving wife of the late George Stearns.
She was born in Worcester, MA on September 14, 1921, daughter of the late Edmund & Gertrude Reed.
Shirley and her loving family owned and operated Spring Lake Beach and Concessions in Glendale, RI for many years. She was a resident of Burrillville, and formerly lived in Miami and Jupiter, FL.
Ida I. Pelletier
ALBION - Ida I. Pelletier, 90, of Franklin St. Lincoln, formerly of School St., Albion died Thursday September 11, 2014 at Home & Hospice Care of RI Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Lucien J. Pelletier who passed away on July 5, 2013.
Born in Richmond, Virginia she was a daughter of the late Walker and Etta (Klein) Floyd. She was raised in Ocean View, Virginia and graduated from Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia.
Joseph L. B. Nadeau
WOONSOCKET - Joseph L. B. Nadeau, a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, died Friday at home. He was the husband of the late Dorothy C. Nadeau.
Born in Woonsocket on Oct. 31, 1934, he was a son of the late Leo Aime Nadeau and Anita (Boudreau) Nadeau.
He attended St. Joseph's Elementary School and was a 1952 graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy.
George S. DiCesare
WOONSOCKET - George S. DiCesare, 66, of Woonsocket, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Suzanne Meunier. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Silvio S. and Cecile (Fontaine) DiCesare.
George was a communicant and former organist at Holy Family Church, and sang in its choir.
Terry T. O'Rourke
WOONSOCKET - Terry T. (Lambert) O'Rourke, 89, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 12, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Frederick J. O'Rourke, whom she married February 2, 1949. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Elzear and Julia (Mercier) Lambert.
Mrs. O'Rourke was employed by French Tex Novelty Yarns and Royal Robes, before retiring in 1985 to care for her late husband. She was a former member of the Royal Travelers. Mrs. O'Rourke was a communicant of St. Agatha's Church.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Age is one thing, ability another.
Thatâ€™s what the owners of two school bus companies and a local police chief are saying after a school bus operated by an 84-year-old man struck a 15-year-old boy in nearby Northbridge earlier this week. The boy suffered serious head injuries and was placed in a medically induced coma at a Worcester-area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition on Friday.
William Legare, president of Valley Transportation, based in Woonsocket, said he once employed a school bus driver who was 84 years old.
DURHAM, N.C. -- For the second time in three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox are Governors’ Cup champions.
The Sox earned a 4-1 victory Saturday night to take the deciding Game 5 of a razor-close championship series against Durham, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It marked the Pawtucket's fourth International League championship in franchise history.
CUMBERLAND – If not for Cumberland High’s success in Division II over the past few years, it would’ve been a treat to watch it face traditional II-B rival St. Raphael Academy.
But the Clippers – after claiming the D-II Super Bowl crown two seasons ago before dropping the championship contest to West Warwick late last fall – rose to the top tier earlier this year.
Ronald C. Ferland
WOONSOCKET - Ronald C. Ferland, 66, passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Landmark Hospital. He was the husband of the late Suzanne Goyette. He was born to Sylvio and Faye (Barrs) Ferland.
He is survived by a sister Sylvia Belhumeur, and four brothers, Robert, Lawrence, Marcel and James.
Funeral services will be private.
Therese S. Jacques
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Therese Sylvianne (Gelinas) Jacques, 92, of North Smithfield, RI, passed away September 11, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.
She was born September 21, 1921 in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Frank & Annette (Dansereau) Gelinas.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles got off to a great start in its own Holiday Face...
As is always the case following a Christmas Day full of gift-giving, unwrapping, eating...
WOONSOCKET — Earlier this month, Mount Saint Charles Academy’s volleyball coach, Josh...
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two men were hospitalized with stab wounds, and a third was detained for questioning after an altercation...
Editorâ€™s note: This is the first in a multi-story series looking back at the memorable events of 2014.
Whether it was...